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Morrissey slams Canada's annual seal-clubbing event: 'It's such cruel butchery'

The former Smiths frontman Morrissey has spoken out against the annual seal-clubbing event, which takes place in Canada every year. 

During the inhumane event, hunters are allowed to catch up to 270,000 pups that are as young as 10 days old and the 'Meat Is Murder' icon posted a message on the 'True To You' fan site, in which he slams the Fisheries Minister for Canada for allowing such a cruel act to be carried out:

"Gail Shea, the federal Fisheries Minister for Canada, says that baby seals are 'killed humanely', and explains how the baby seals are shot by high-powered rifles. Is this a death that Gail Shea would wish for herself? Would it make her happy to be shot by a high-powered rifle?"

"If she considers such butchery to be so "humane", why doesn't she place herself amongst the tens of thousands of grey-coated harp seals that will be slaughtered within the next few weeks? She could then test the humane aspect of having her head blown off for herself. Only then could she be thought to speak with any authority on the subject."

Watch Morrissey performing 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' below: